When parents begin to age, adult children can not always be around. Many adult children have families of their own, careers, and a many other responsibilities to attend to. They may be in another city, state, or even country. Elder parents deserve the best when they reach an age where they need help. This help may vary but primarily consists of one or more of the following:
- bathing, grooming, dressing
- light housekeeping
- meal preparation
- going over and helping to pay bills
- transportation to doctor’s visits and to fill prescriptions
- transportation to the grocery store and to run other errands
The value of these tasks being performed by a professional elder care service provider comes with many benefits for both the aging parent and the adult child. These include:
1. Everyone Gets a Break
Adult children who care for their parents can burn out. With a long “to do” list of their own, it just might not be realistic to add some or all of the above tasks to that list. For this reason, providing elder care for aging parents takes these responsibilities off the shoulders of the adult child and gives them a break from a role as a family caregiver. At the same time, the aging parent gets to spend time with a professional who is compassionate, kind, and attentive.
2. Peace of Mind
When an aging parent is cared for by an elder care professional, whether for a few hours a week or around the clock, adult children can have peace of mind knowing their parents are in good hands. For adult children who do not have the time or the means to provide family care, they always have an elder care professional to rely on.
3. Quality Care
Sometimes love isn’t enough. An adult child may have the best intentions when it comes to personally caring for an elderly parent, however, they are oftentimes not professionally trained to do so. That’s the difference. Elder care providers have training and experience when it comes to caring for the aging population. They have already “been there and done that” so to speak. While adult children may grapple with trying to solve a problem when it comes to their parent’s care, the elder care professional will most likely already have the answer, having been in similar situations. The expertise that comes along with hiring elder care professionals to care for aging parents guarantees quality care.
For home care in Southern NJ and the surrounding areas, call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 321-1500.